During summer months, its natural to feel to eat light and healthy. I guess it because of the sun and the amount of sun light we absorb during the day.
If I eat anything heavy, I feel so uncomfortable and uneasy. That's why I like easy to put together stuff, so that I don't have to spend much time in the kitchen. For this reason I love the semi-homemade dishes!
One of our family favorite is juice, in any form, but the most favorite is the one made of mangoes.
Summer is the best time to enjoy all kind of juices, smoothies, pops, ice creams and other cold stuff. Instead of buying from the grocery store at a higher price, making it at home beats it all, and not to mention, keeping it clean, healthy and sugar free to the most part. Kids surely enjoy it!
Even if you cannot make all the juices at home, here is a smoothie where you can combine different juices you have at home or to make it from scratch, use the fruit what you have readily at home to create a healthy drink. Adding sugar is always optional when you do this. I prefer not adding any sugar, cos I think the fruits are enough sweet already, and if I am using the store bought juice, they already have enough sugar in them already!
This can also be made in pops. Just pour into molds and freeze!
2 cups of mango puree from fresh mangoes (canned mango can be used)
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut water (if available)
water to make to required consistency
Blend everything together. Strain to remove any fiber or unblended pieces.
You can also blend it with some ice or pour it on ice.
Chill and serve.
Sending this to Kid's Delight event here on my blog - What Kids love....for SummerCheck out what the other marathoners are cooking up in their kitchens here.